I am passionate about public participation in Council decision making. I spend a lot of time at community events working alongside people – and not just in election years, but all of the time.
For over 20 years I’ve been a champion for looking after our natural and green spaces, the water quality in our river and the safe disposal and recycling of waste. I’m well known for my part in setting up Hamilton Halo project that brought Tui back to the City; a project that Hamiltonians love and battling for recycling of disposed tyres. I’ve also been a strong voice for buses, bikes and walking.
For many years I have worked hard alongside our youth, seniors, ethnic communities and iwi to support them and the amazing work they do. I love it.
Understanding the barriers and opportunities for business, the local and regional economy has also been a strong focus for me, through my work with Waikato Means Business, the Mayoral Forum and more.